Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage

Apr 27, 2015

Quake deals heavy blow to Nepal's rich cultural heritage

Reduced to piles of rubble and splintered wood, Nepal’s rich cultural heritage has suffered a devastating blow from a massive earthquake that tore through the country, experts said Sunday. In the heart of Kathmandu, many of a cluster of temples and statues built between ...

Apr 26, 2015

Tally of foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who found themselves in Nepal when a deadly earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 2,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday at a busy time of year for the tourism-reliant country’s trekking ...

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Apr 26, 2015

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Climbers on the world’s highest mountain pleaded for help Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic. The camp was crowded with foreign mountaineers and their Sherpa teams at the start at ...

Apr 26, 2015

The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

by Seth Borenstein

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

Apr 26, 2015

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the more than 1,400 people killed in four countries and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, ...